X Factor 2012 show 2 results: Who was voted off? Melanie Masson or District 3?
Another Sunday night, another singer devastated. It’s all par for the course over in the X Factor camp.
It’s been quite angsty here at Unreality TV headquarters this evening, as we’d already shed a little tear following the elimination of poor old Johnny Ball from Strictly Come Dancing and then we had to go through the heartbreak all over again when Dermot O’Leary revealed the bottom two on the ITV show this evening.
Bookies had predicted that Christopher Maloney would be the man to leave the series, after his performance of ‘Alone’ failed to win rave reviews from the judges last night, however their odds also suggested that Louis Walsh’s District 3 and MK1 and Gary Barlow’s Kye Sones were far from safe from the chop.
However, no one could have predicted that Melanie Masson would be in the bottom two. The mum of two delivered a fantastic rendition of INXS’s ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ last night, and won rave reviews from all the panel. She even closed the show, which is generally seen as the golden slot which leads to a big voting boost.
This evening Mel faced the singoff with boyband District 3 and it was the lads who took to the stage first, to sing their save me song. They had spoken previously about their worry of being judged as dated, however tonight chose Bryan Adams’ Everything I Do for what could be their last X Factor performance. It was a hit in the early 1990s, before most of these guys were born, so we wouldn’t say they helped themselves seem more current.
Their harmonies were quite sharp, though not as tight as last night’s and we have to admit, they definitely gave it their all….they looked desperate to make it through and 100% committed to the song. It wasn’t our favourite performance of theirs though.
Melanie was next to the stage, and for her save me song she picked Duffy’s ‘Stay With Me’.
It started off in a very low key manner but soon Masson built up to her trademark power notes. It was a wonderful, flawless and impressive performance and she could not have sang it any better. Our only concern was that the song wasn’t well known enough.
After the sing off Louis cast his vote first and he praised ‘amazing’ Melanie but of course opted to save his own act.
Tulisa was next up and she praised Mel’s ‘amazing voice’ and the boys’ ‘beautiful’ harmonies. She added:
“My heart is with the lads so the act I am sending home is Melanie.”
Gary of course backed his singer, although he praised both acts for their ‘brilliant’ efforts.
The deciding vote then lay with Nicole Scherzinger and she praised District 3 for their ‘amazing’ performance and for their progression throughout the series, she told Mel that going from the save me song, she wanted to save her…. effectively sending the show to deadlock.
Dermot revealed that the act receiving the fewest votes and therefore going home was Melanie.
The aftermath: Melanie’s mentor Gary Barlow says he’s ‘gutted’ she’s gone.
Did you agree with tonight’s result? Did everything go as you’d expected? Leave your comments below….
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